PETE ORR NEWS

Remediation of Ajax Ball Park Brings Back Pan-Am Memories

As he rhymed off the dimensions of the spiffy President’s Choice Pan Am Baseball Park in Ajax, Ont., Dave Meredith sounded very much like the articulate baseball fan he is. “330 down the lines, 370 in the alleys and 400 to straight-away centre,’’ Meredith was saying in an interview as a reporter wondered how far it would take for someone to hit a home run. As the remediation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallagher: North Of The Border Year-In-Review

There was Josh Donaldson’s slide into home plate to beat the throw on a short pop-up that ended up as a sacrifice fly. There was Pete Orr’s slide into home plate in the championship match of the Pan Am Games, after he barrelled all the way home from first, resulting in him thrusting his arms into the air. The borderline major-leaguer became a Canadian hero.The flip of the bat...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

No Shortage From Expos’ Family In Canadian Hall Of Fame Voting

There is no shortage of people from the Expos’ family who would be worthy candidates for induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame next year. How about Expos’ alumni Bill Stoneman, Claude Brochu, Dennis Martinez and Vladimir Guerrero? Stoneman, in particular, is long overdue. He would be an excellent fit because he pitched for the Expos in the early days of the franchise...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Team Canada Hero Pete Orr Looks Back On Famous Play

The Picture. Yes, that newspaper/online picture shown around Canada and maybe the world that shows Pete Orr slamming his fists into the air in sheer bedlam and excitement to end what some say is one of the most memorable moments in Canadian baseball history, certainly in 2015 at the very least, as we come close to ending another year. The date was July 20 late in the championship...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Canada, US win at Premier12 baseball tournament

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Canada upset Cuba 5-1 and the United States trounced the Dominican Republic 11-5 Tuesday at the Premier12 baseball tournament. Pete Orr hit a two-run homer as Canada jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Cuba got a run back in the bottom of the first but the Canadians added two more in the seventh. Chris Leroux picked up the win after...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers notebook: Henderson returns to mound hoping for healthy 2015

PHOENIX -- Jim Henderson knew his season was over last season during a live batting practice session on Field 7 at Maryvale Baseball Park last August. He's hoping his road to a return to the big leagues just began on that very same mound. Henderson threw his first live batting practice session of camp Sunday, tossing 25 pitches to hitters Pete Orr, Hunter Morris and Yadiel Rivera...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu makes first NASCAR start

The past week has certainly been a whirlwind for 22-year-old Rico Abreu. One week ago he became the talk of the racing world when he scored the victory in the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. Just days after his Chili Bowl victory, Abreu was awarded a full-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East ride with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, his first venture into stock car...
Via Fox Sports
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dalton Sargeant Opens 2015 Season with Pete Orr Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway

Dalton Sargeant will begin his 2015 season with the Pete Orr Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway, one of the premier facilities in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Sargeant, who will be climbing aboard the No. 5s Five Star Race Car Bodies Wauters Motorsports machine on Saturday, January 24 and will make his first start since he finished in the second position in the 47th running...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 05.19.14

A big comeback in Lexington prevented the Affiliates from having a winless day. HR Call: Melky Mesa (3, 4),  Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado (2)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Luis Rico  5.2 IP  1 H  0 R  0 BB  6 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado 3-5  4  R   HR   3 RBI  [caption id="attachment_17640" align="aligncenter...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 04.20.14 by Shawn Rebman

AN exciting game in for Omaha gave the Affiliates a 1-1 record today as Manaea struggled in his 3rd start. HR Call: None      Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Chris Dwyer  3.0 IP  1 H  0 R   0 BB  2 K    Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Johnny Giavotella  3-4  2 R   2B   2 BB       Omaha Storm Chasers 7      Nashville Sounds...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 04.12.14

Pitching in Wilmington and Lexington saved the day for the Afilliates as they ended with a 2-2 record. HR Call: Justin Trapp (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 7.0 IP  2 H  0 R  0 BB  10 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Daniel Rockett 2-4  R  Omaha Storm Chasers 2         Nashville Sounds 5 Brett Tomko was not as good...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 04.05.14

Squandering good starting pitching was the highlight for the affiliates today as Lamb, Binford, and Tenuta all pitched well in losing efforts.  Omaha would get there first win in walkoff fashion while Wilmington faced their first defeat as the affiliates went 2-3 today. HR Call: Brett Eibner (1), Cheslor Cuthbert (1)   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: John Lamb 5.0 IP...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Orr Signs With Milwaukee Brewers; (Matt Garza, Too)

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose Fact: Pete Orr is a Phillie no more. The utility infielder signed with the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor-league deal today after spending three seasons in the Phillies' organization. The 34 year old Orr played 96 big league games during his tenure in red pinstripes, mainly spending...
Via Philliedelphia
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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